The report concluded that world temperature is expected to reach 1.5C over the next 20 years, even with deep emissions reductions at best, and that the impacts will be more severe than earlier estimates.

Species extinction, ecosystem breakdown, insect-borne disease, deadly heat waves and mega-storms, water constraints, declining harvest yields-they’re all measurably worse as a result of rising temperatures, the IPCC says.

Only last year did the global world experience a cascade of unprecedented floods, heatwaves, and wildfires on four continents.

The reports are regarded as the most current and comprehensive synopses in the field of knowledge, and involve hundreds of experts.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change. (wikipedia)

Climate change

Contemporary climate change includes both global warming and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, (wikipedia)

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